(As on March'12)
Scaling up of CST
Gujarat has 26 districts out of which 6 are Category A districts and 4 Category B districts and an estimated no. of 1,37,000 PLHAs in the age group 15-49 years. There was only One ART Centre in 2005 at BJMC Ahmedabad which catered services to 1303 PLHAs.
The state has scaled up the CST services to 24 ART centers (HIV / AIDS Management & Treatment Centers). Out of these centers 8 are in Government Medical Colleges, 15 in District Hospital and 1 as a collaborative project with a corporate organization.
In Gujarat as on march 2012 there are 24 fully functional ART Centers, with a total of 73985 patients in HIV care, 45691 patients started on ART & a total of 26522 patients currently on ART. The state average for LFU of ART patients is 2249.
LAC (Link ART Center)
At Taluka Level ART is available through Link ART Centers which is nearer to the home of patient. Till the end of March 2012, 40 LACs are Functioning in Gujarat.
Community Care Centers (CCC)
As on March'12, 11 CCCs existing in the State.
These centers focus on providing four types of services to PLHA
- Counseling, in particular for drug adherence
- Treatment support for minor OIs and TB or link to DOT centres
- Referral and outreach for follow up of patients on ART / Defaulter Tracking
- Nutritional Counseling;
- Social support services.
Center of Excellence (COE) and ART+ Center
- COE is functional at ART Center BJMC, Ahmedabad
- ART+ Center is functional at New Civil Hospital Surat.
These Centers cater to the eligible patients of alternate first line and second line ART treatment.